Examining 'posh' sheds and greenhouses
Published: 18 June 2020 - Alex Fordham
A unique half shed/half greenhouse whose design was sketched out by a customer and is now the focus of her new Scottish garden, is the latest in a long line of Posh buildings she has bought.
Susan Neilson is one of The Posh Shed Company’s best-ever customers and she wanted a “stunningly attractive” combination building for the garden of her new home in Fife.
Since purchasing a playhouse from *The Playhouse Company for her grandchildren to use in her garden in Wokingham, Berkshire in 2005, she has become one of the company’s most consistent buyers. In 2019 she and her husband moved from the South to Fife and one of the first things she did was work with them to create her unique double-use building which, with a gazebo, were delivered and erected earlier this year.
“I wanted the combination building for practical reasons but it had to look lovely as well. I added the Gothic windows to the greenhouse which can be seen by people passing our garden. So many tell me how much they like it. I appreciate the detail, quality and finish of the buildings,” she said, “and the really excellent thing about working with The Posh Shed Company is that the designs are very flexible and I can make whatever changes I want.”
After the playhouse inBerkshire, Susan and her husband added a Posh Dutch Barn as a changing room for their swimming pool, a log store and a black painted lean-to shed.
"Owning one of our sheds is an ambition for many gardeners but Susan is on her third,” says Richard Frost who co-founded The Posh Shed Company with his wife, Kay. “She has very specific ideas as to what she wants, all of which we build into the designs and then we get her approval before we manufacture.”